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House Democrats are throwing out the first jab in what is expected to be a political fist fight over the debt ceiling.
They say the president has the authority to circumvent congress and raise the boring limit on its own.
On his own rather chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel has the story from the White House -- With a battle over raising the debt ceiling likely the next fight in Washington some house Democrats are urging President Obama to -- authority the White House believes he does not have our position on.
The fourteenth amendment has not changed and and let's be very clear.
Has the responsibility.
And the sole authority to raise the debt ceiling.
And congress must do its job.
Twenty house Democrats sent a letter to the president about house Republicans withholding support for raising the debt ceiling without spending cuts they wrote quote.
In the event they follow through on this reckless threat we would support you used to the fourteenth amendment.
The fourteenth amendment says the validity of the public debt of the United States shall not be questioned.
The leader -- house Democrats has also -- the White House to ignore congress in this case.
I would do it in the second.
It just a -- to present -- nine cents.
House Republican leadership Bates -- quote Democrats refuse to responsibly address our spending problem and rather than offer solutions they choose to abdicate their responsibility.
Speaker Boehner and house GOP leadership team has said the debt limit must be accompanied by spending cuts and reforms of a greater amount.
He needs -- significant spending cuts and real tax reform.
-- to address our long term.
A depth problem and pave the way of for long term growth and real growth in jobs and our country.
With the White House insisting it won't negotiate on the debt limit and house Republicans demanding less spending some allies of the White House has suggested a different approach such as -- a platinum trillion dollar coin.
To pay the government's bills.
Carney wouldn't buy it.
There are no -- -- here and then under the plan the kind of that phrase these days.
That is of course a reference to the recent fiscal cliff five but -- the White House Republicans and opposite corners.
It is not clear how they managed to avoid another Washington created crisis -- My -- a lot of the north lawn Mike thank you.
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